Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect the court to issue additional orders from its October 28 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Kentucky v. King

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-1272 S. Ct. of KY Jan 12, 2011
May 16, 2011 8-1 Alito OT 2010

Holding: The exigent circumstances rule applies when the police do not create the exigency by engaging in or threatening to engage in conduct that violates the Fourth Amendment.

Plain English Holding: Police may enter a home without a warrant in response to an emergency (including the imminent destruction of evidence) so long as the police do not themselves create the emergency through conduct that violates the Fourth Amendment.

Judgment: Kentucky Supreme Court Reversed, 8-1, in an opinion by Justice Alito on May 16, 2011. Justice Ginsburg filed a dissent.

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